23 Nov 2014

Fluoride Health Risks in Water - End the Water Fluoridation

22 Nov 2014

Manufacturers love sugar

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Brown and wholemeal loaves of bread can contain as much sugar as their white equivalents.
Extra sugar is added to some products because it makes them taste better. When fat is removed from a processed meal, for example, sugar is often added to help disguise the blander taste.
Because of this, many foods we think of as wholesome – like yoghurt, granola bars, low-fat snacks and fruit-flavoured water – may actually contain much more sugar than we think
Like salt, these so called 'added sugars' help extend the shelf life of foods like bread, breakfast cereals and tinned fruit and vegetables.
This can result in us eating more sugar than our bodies can handle – because we don't always know when we're eating it.

Working out how much sugar is in your food or drink can be confusing, as it appears in many different guises, such as sucrose, glucose, fructose and honey.
Food manufacturers are not required by law to separate added sugars from naturally occurring sugars on a nutrition label, but you can find out how much total sugar is in a product by looking for the 'carbohydrates (of which sugars)' figure.
More than 15g of total sugars per 100g means it has a high sugar content, 5g of total sugars or less per 100g means it has a low sugar content...

21 Nov 2014

Lymington Times

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20 Nov 2014

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19 Nov 2014


Welcome and thank you for visiting the Fluoride Free Towns project website

Bantry Group StatusThis project has been set up to serve as a platform to encourage citizens in all communities across the country to positively and proactively engage with each other at a local level on the fluoride issue and take collective concrete action to have Ireland’s mandatory water fluoridation policy reversed.
If we’re to continue to see movement and a fluoride free Ireland realised, we need to have fluoride free projects set up all over the country that will serve to encourage communities to engage with each other on the fluoride issue at a local level in time effecting local politics that will bring about a long needed change to Ireland’s outdated and dangerous public health policy.
If you or your community would like to get involved with the national effort, now is a good time.  There is an impending general election on the horizon and a template you can use to help your Town achieve fluoride free status as part of the growing Fluoride Free Towns Project.  Please see the link or feel free to contact us for more details…http://fluoridefreetowns.com/how-to-acquire-fluoride-free-status/

18 Nov 2014

Published on 17 Nov 2014
Along with electing a new Mayor and Council, residents of Prince George cast another ballot on the issue of fluoridated water. Just over 10,000 votes came back in favour of removing fluoride, while only 8000 voted to keep it. Those organizing the campaign to have it removed say people were upset over having "medication" forced upon them without their permission. Other arguments were made around the cost of the program, but there was one main case made.

17 Nov 2014

16 Nov 2014

Dr. David Kennedy Speaks to City Council about Fluoridation (With Subtitles)

Society forces both parents to work while the State takes over the nurturing of children.
It's not doing a good job.
Fluoridation on the Ballot in Canada
A number of communities in Canada are voting on fluoridation today!  If you live in one of these communities, please vote and urge your friends and neighbors to vote. 
We will have a full breakdown of the Canadian and U.S. fluoridation voting results in the next bulletin.  Please stay tuned.
Another Domino Falls in Ireland
Ireland is the last remaining country in the world with a nationwide fluoridation mandate, but likely not for long. On Monday, November 10, the Kerry County Council unanimously passed a motion opposing public water fluoridation. The motion states: “that Kerry County Council will write to the Government calling for the cessation of public water fluoridation.” The unanimously vote received cross party support and was passed without any disagreement amongst the councilors.
This is the fifth major Council to adopt a similar resolution this year and comes just weeks after Cork and Dublin, the two largest cities in the country passed motions along with Cork County Council and Laois County Council doing so earlier in 2014. These councils represent approximately 1.5 million residents.
According to local campaigners, “One Fine Gael Councillor who wished to remain anonymous said the job of Irish Water was not to medicate the Irish populace but to deliver clean and safe water.”   We couldn’t agree more!
For more information on the victory in Kerry, please visit the Fluoride Free Towns campaign (Like their Facebook page).
Also in Ireland, a great article was published in the October edition of Ireland's Dental Magazine written by documentary producer Marcus Stewart. It’s a great introduction to the fluoridation issue and a strong science-based rebuttal to the typical pro-fluoridation attacks. The article starts on page 20.
Ireland Teleconference Audio
November’s International Fluoride Free Teleconference explored the amazing fluoride-free momentum building up in Ireland. This call was a great opportunity to hear how campaigners were able to successfully get the two largest city councils in the country, as well as the largest county council, to pass resolutions calling for an end to fluoridation in Ireland. The call was a wonderful learning opportunity for campaigners around the world, and featured activists Mary Hilary and Ciarnan Mallory (www.fluoridefreewater.ie), Owen Boyden of Fluoride Free Towns (http://fluoridefreetowns.com), holistic doctor Tony Hughes, and journalist Ciarna Sherlock. Don’t miss this inspirational and educational experience, download the audio today and listen at your leisure:

15 Nov 2014

Dr Le Fanu's online health clinic, Friday 14th November 2014

Dear Dr Le Fanu
It was interesting to read the short piece on Duraphat and Fluoride Varnish in the Telegraph on 10th November.
I am heavily involved in fighting water fluoridation here in the West Midlands where the water is fluoridated at 1ppm fluoride (per litre of water). The Department of Health is in denial about water fluoridation and refuses to accept that fluoride damages health. It's difficult to prove the damage because the statistics on poor health problems are confounded by the mobility of the population of England. Fluoridation is also a government policy and nothing is allowed to rock the boat, so reading information on how fluoride hurt two people in two different ways in a national paper is a very rare occurrence.
The fluoride varnish programme is being rolled out throughout primary schools in England and Wales and is the treatment of choice for primary school children whose parents unwisely agree for their children to have the varnish painted on their teeth once every 6 months.
The treatment has to be repeated every 6 months, presumably because the varnish wears off. We are told that the varnish is not swallowed. However, I can't really see where else it could go. If children who are included in the fluoride varnish programme are suffering from gastric distress and lower bowel pain, then it's being kept very quiet. Either that or parents are not joining the dots.
Everything to do with fluoride and fluoridation, as far as the media is concerned, is kept under the blanket. National Media is inexplicably wary about featuring the issue so I'm surprised that you were able to get your short piece published. I hope that, in future, your hands are not tied.
If you are interested in this issue and would like to get involved, please let me know.
Dear Joy,
Thanks for being in touch and drawing attention to this fluoride varnish programme in primary schools about which I was unaware. I would be intrigued to know the evidence for this policy and would share your concerns about its possible adverse effects - especially given the experience related by Sheila B below.

My husband had similar symptoms. He complained for about year or longer about abdominal pains bloody stools couldn't drink red wine or beer. He was convinced he had cancer and had many investigations including swallowing a tiny camera, nothing was found and his doctor thought he was imagining his problems and I am afraid I did also!
He washes his teeth about 4 times a day using fluoride toothpaste,rinsed with a fluoride mouthwash and we had fluoride in the water when we lived in Ireland. We live half the year on our farm in U.S. which has its own well. While we were there my husband noticed his symptoms were not as bad and decided to stop the mouthwash and to use non fluoride toothpaste. Amazingly his symptoms disappeared almost overnight and he can once more drink red wine. He only drinks German beer as that does not have fluoride .
Interestingly if you buy toothpaste in Lidl which has fluoride in it there is a notice on the tube which says if you are getting fluoride from any other source consult your doctor!!

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14 Nov 2014

Comment on Southampton fluoride decision

Following the news that Southampton City Council have withdrawn plans to fluoridate the area's water supplies, Chief Executive of the British Dental Health Foundation, issued the following comment:

"It is disappointing to learn that Southampton City Council has given in to anti-fluoride protestors in the face of clear evidence from Public Health England on the benefits of fluoridation.

"Extensive reports of three and five year-olds with tooth decay - something highly prevalent in this particular region in the UK - have also been ignored. Fluoridating the water supply, an idea the abolished Southampton City Primary Care Trust supported, would have been a significant step in reversing this problem.

"Tooth decay remains the most prevalent chronic disease in both children and adults, even though it is largely preventable. It falls on dental professionals to continue to educate local residents about practices of good oral health. Fluoride varnish treatments in practices, schools and socially deprived areas are the best chance we have to implement preventive measures. We will continue to lobby for nation-wide fluoridation as we believe it is the biggest single action the Government can take to reduce and tackle tooth decay.".....

The fat lady hasn't sung yet by the look of it.

You can add comments on their web page. There’s supposed to be two on there already but they are not appearing but perhaps they check them first.
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Lymington Times letter

13 Nov 2014

12 Nov 2014

Ara Wiseman interviews water specialist Frank Hein. Here we uncover all the misperceptions about the best quality water. We will be discussing reverse osmosis, distilled, bottled, alkalized and the dangers of fluoride and chlorine in your water.

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11 Nov 2014

10 Nov 2014

Doctor's diary - Toothpaste trouble

Toothpaste trouble
The possibility that the high concentration of fluoride in toothpastes such as Duraphat might be a hidden cause of severe digestive problems would seem to be confirmed by a reader from the Isle of Skye, whose 90-year-old mother has been much troubled by abdominal pain and attacks of diarrhoea.
She realised when reading this column that the onset of her mother’s symptoms 18 months ago coincided with her dentist recommending Duraphat. “She stopped using it and, lo and behold, her abdominal pain and diarrhoea have vanished.”
Another reader reports experiencing a bad bout of irritable bowel syndrome following a visit to her dentist to have her teeth painted with fluoride. She did not make the connection until a repeat of her symptoms following a further session six months later. This prompted her to switch to using non-fluoride toothpaste, since when her bowels have become much less irritable.